Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Clears

Field Position:

Defense

Drill Style:

Skills, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:

Advanced

 

Objective

Improve your team’s ability to clear the ball and incorporate the reversing of the field

Description of Drill-Execution

Have 3 defensive players start in front of the crease with your goalie in the cage with the ball.
When the goalie yells clear, the players break out, 2 players to one side and another to the other side.
The goalie will clear the ball out high to the player breaking out high to one side.
That player will reverse the ball back to the low wing, and then immediately take off on a sprint to the opposite low corner.
The low corner player with the ball will swing the ball to the goalie, who clears opposite to the high corner, where that player catches and throws the ball back down to the low wing player, who came from the opposite high post.
That player reverses to the goalie, who throws a final pass to the top opposite corner.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Clearing
  2. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)
  3. Conditioning

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Add a stronger ride to try and zone up your clears.

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